Verboticism: Mambozo

'What do you think of my latest dance moves?'

DEFINITION: n. A person who, despite professional lessons and incessant practice, cannot dance without looking like a ruptured goose. v. To dance in an awkward or clumsy manner.

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Waddlewaltz

Created by: Filthy

Pronunciation: \'wä-dəl-ˈwȯl(t)s

Sentence: Elaine is such a waddlewaltz that the band launched into "the chicken dance" when she got to the wedding reception.

Etymology: WADDLE (to move forward while swaying from side to side; to move like a fowl) + WALTZ (a ballroom dance in 3⁄4 time with strong accent on the first beat and a basic pattern of step-step-close). Unsteady, flailing performers of highly choreographed, dance routines at the Indiana State Fair were privately termed waddlewaltzes by the unforgiving judges. The word circulated in the world of dance, making an appearance on the national stage when a guest judge used the term to describe a contestant on the reality TV program "So you think you can dance".

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Bossanono

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: bossa noh noh

Sentence: he was a total bossanono, his foxtrot was more like a cowslip and his tango went

Etymology: bossanova no no

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Boogiewookiee

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: boŏgē woŏkē

Sentence: Tremor's girlfriend is sorry she ever suggested that he take dance lessons. His new style can be best described as boogiewookiee. He now loves to get his hairy, oversized body out on the dance floor and gyrate like a bowl of Jello during an earthquake. The last time they went to a dance club, somebody called 911 thinking that his spastic twitchings were caused by an epileptic seisure.

Etymology: boogie-woogie (a dance to fast pop or rock music) + Wookiee (a hairy alien species in Star Wars)

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COMMENTS:

super - Jabberwocky, 2009-07-10: 14:01:00

Out of this world! - Nosila, 2009-07-11: 01:44:00

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Twoleftfeetwoodmac

Created by: porsche

Pronunciation: too/left/feet/wood/mac

Sentence: Twoleftfeetwoodmac was a terror on the dance floor.

Etymology: two left feet + wood + fleetwood mac

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Coordinainted

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: co-ORD-in-aynt-ed

Sentence: Finsterwald was totally coordinainted, so much so that he gave new meaning to 'two left feet'...in fact at times he appeared to have THREE left feet and much to his consternation, he was absolutely unable to perform the footwork to any of the popular dances of the day.

Etymology: Blend of 'coordinated' (adept - skillful) and 'ain't' (alternative to 'isn't')

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Appallroomdancer

Created by: bookowl

Pronunciation: ap/all/rume/dan/sur

Sentence: Jose was a famous appallroomdancer. People shrank back in horror when he was on the floor.

Etymology: appall (fill with horror) + ball room dancer

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COMMENTS:

Been there, done that. - Mustang, 2008-05-29: 18:17:00

Good one, bookowl...no doubt he danced at the Appallo Theatre, too! - Nosila, 2008-05-30: 01:10:00

Nice one. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-05-30: 06:45:00

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Poultrysamba

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: poll tree sam ba

Sentence: At the Gizzard's wedding, Vi was a bridesmaid and was forced to dance with the best man, the obnoxious Tom, who was drunk on Grey Goose Vodka. She was mortified when he dragged her up to do the Chicken Dance and everyone in the room stopped what they were doing to take a gander at his poultrysamba style of twerpsichore. He had no trouble getting "down" but he kept honking for Vi to get him back up. That's when he start calling her his little Viagra. When the seemingly endless dance mercifully was over, Tom goosed Vi and she in turn clipped his "wings". Of course, this was caught on video and is now all over the Web!

Etymology: Poultry (a domesticated gallinaceous bird though to be descended from the red jungle fowl) & Samba (a lively ballroom dance from Brazil) & Play on Paltry Sum (not worth considering)

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COMMENTS:

-great details for a fresh chicken dance! - splendiction, 2009-07-10: 23:40:00

I know it is cornish, but fowl play is the aim! - Nosila, 2009-07-11: 01:38:00

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Bleakdance

Created by: SethelMerman

Pronunciation: bleek-dance

Sentence: Steven auditioned for So You Think You Can Dance with his best Bleakdance. "They don't know what they're talking about rejecting me. Those poppers and lockers have nothing on my moves," he said to the person in 23D on his flight back to Indianna.

Etymology: Bleak, without hope or a future + Break dance, style of dancing.

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COMMENTS:

A bleakdance turned into a beakdance for this silly goose...good word! - Nosila, 2009-07-10: 17:50:00

I agree! - splendiction, 2009-07-10: 23:46:00

P.S. Love your name! You\'re the tops! - Nosila, 2009-07-11: 01:46:00

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Profumsy

Created by: mta147

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Goosegetdown

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Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: goose-get-down

Sentence: John loved to dance and sing along with his favorite disco song,"Goosegetdown Tonight" from Poultry and the Sunshine Band. He would move around the dancefloor and sing at the top of his voice, "Do a goosey dance, Make some goosey love, goosedown tonight, goosedown tonight." Karen, however, was so embarassed by his moves that she wished the fox would come and take this grey goose by the neck.

Etymology: Wordplay on goosedown, + KC and the Sunshine band: "Get Down Tonight" + English folksong "The Fox Went out on a Chilly Night."

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COMMENTS:

LOL sentence! - splendiction, 2009-07-10: 23:43:00

Eider been so embarrassed if I was Karen! - Nosila, 2009-07-11: 01:43:00

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